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NASDAQ:VRSK

Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$237.67
-10.84 (-4.36%)
(As of 02/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$234.90
$244.74
50-Day Range
$232.71
$250.66
52-Week Range
$169.74
$251.98
Volume
1.88 million shs
Average Volume
733,956 shs
Market Capitalization
$34.46 billion
P/E Ratio
69.90
Dividend Yield
0.57%
Price Target
$247.50

Verisk Analytics MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.40 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.1% Upside
$247.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.17% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.88
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.80mentions of Verisk Analytics in the last 14 days
Based on 31 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.09 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
14.63%
From $5.74 to $6.58 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.22 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

48th out of 307 stocks

Data Processing & Preparation Industry

7th out of 58 stocks


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About Verisk Analytics Stock (NASDAQ:VRSK)

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions to the insurance markets in the United States and internationally. The company provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, and various other fields. It focuses on the prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements for property and casualty insurance customers, as well as develops machine learned and artificially intelligent models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and customized analytics that help its customers to manage their businesses, including detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

VRSK Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/29 Dividend
12/14/2023
Dividend Payable
12/29/2023
Today
2/21/2024
Last Earnings
2/21/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/21/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
1/01/2100

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Data processing & preparation
Sub-Industry
Research & Consulting Services
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:VRSK
CUSIP
92345Y10
Employees
7,000
Year Founded
1971

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$247.50
High Stock Price Target
$288.00
Low Stock Price Target
$187.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+4.1%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.40
Research Coverage
15 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$953.90 million
Pretax Margin
38.86%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.50 billion
Cash Flow
$7.06 per share
Book Value
$11.30 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
143,088,000
Market Cap
$34.46 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.80

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Should I Buy Verisk Analytics Stock? VRSK Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Verisk Analytics was last updated on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:04 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Verisk Analytics, Inc.:

  • Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions to the insurance markets in the United States and internationally.
  • The company offers predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and various other fields.
  • Verisk Analytics helps in detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses.
  • Recent developments in the company's offerings have shown positive growth potential.
  • The current stock price of Verisk Analytics, Inc. is competitive within its industry.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Verisk Analytics, Inc. for these reasons:

  • While the company has shown growth potential, there may be risks associated with market fluctuations and competition.
  • Some investors may find the stock price of Verisk Analytics, Inc. to be on the higher side compared to other options in the market.
  • Verisk Analytics operates in a competitive industry, which could pose challenges in maintaining market share and profitability.
  • Investors should consider the overall economic conditions and industry trends before making investment decisions related to Verisk Analytics, Inc.
  • While the company has a strong track record, past performance is not indicative of future results.














VRSK Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Verisk Analytics stock right now?

15 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisk Analytics in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" VRSK shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in VRSK, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Verisk Analytics' stock price target for 2024?

15 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Verisk Analytics' stock. Their VRSK share price targets range from $187.00 to $288.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $247.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have VRSK shares performed in 2024?

Verisk Analytics' stock was trading at $238.86 at the beginning of the year. Since then, VRSK shares have decreased by 0.5% and is now trading at $237.67.
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Are investors shorting Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,680,000 shares, a decrease of 8.2% from the January 15th total of 1,830,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 824,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Verisk Analytics' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2024.
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How were Verisk Analytics' earnings last quarter?

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 21st. The business services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.04. The business services provider had revenue of $677.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $673.56 million. Verisk Analytics had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 135.34% and a net margin of 19.04%. The firm's revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.43 EPS.

How often does Verisk Analytics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.66%. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34.
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Is Verisk Analytics a good dividend stock?

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 4 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 40.00%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, VRSK will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.67% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Verisk Analytics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Verisk Analytics issued an update on its FY24 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.30-6.60 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $6.60. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.84-2.90 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.88 billion.

What is Scott Stephenson's approval rating as Verisk Analytics' CEO?

166 employees have rated Verisk Analytics Chief Executive Officer Scott Stephenson on Glassdoor.com. Scott Stephenson has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Scott Stephenson in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Verisk Analytics own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Verisk Analytics investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Adobe (ADBE), Visa (V), Broadcom (AVGO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walmart (WMT), Starbucks (SBUX), AbbVie (ABBV) and Walt Disney (DIS).

Who are Verisk Analytics' major shareholders?

Verisk Analytics' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.32%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (4.73%), Brown Advisory Inc. (1.59%), Parnassus Investments LLC (1.53%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.29%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.09%). Insiders that own company stock include Bruce Edward Hansen, Christopher M Foskett, Constantine Iordanou, David B Wright, David J Grover, Kathy Card Beckles, Lee Shavel, Mark V Anquillare, Nicholas Daffan, Samuel G Liss, Scott G Stephenson, Therese M Vaughan and Wendy E Lane.
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How do I buy shares of Verisk Analytics?

Shares of VRSK stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Verisk Analytics have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Verisk Analytics: AIR Worldwide Corporation, Argus Information and Advisory Services, BuildFax, Business Insight, FAST Technology, Genscape, ISO Services, Insurance Services Office, Keystone Aerial Surveys Inc, LCI, Power Advocate, Rebmark Legal Solutions Ltd, Rulebook, Wood Mackenzie Limited, and Xactware Solutions.
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This page (NASDAQ:VRSK) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff